...dead. How many ex-professional players who are now media pundits confidently stated the League Cup final would be between Chelsea and Villa? How many are ever right and why do we really need them?
...United. Forget the Mayans, forget the snow surely Spurs grabbing a last minute equaliser in added time against Manchester United is more a sign of the apocalypse than anything.
...nah then. It were grand news when announced a few weeks back that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ would start and take in two stages in Yorkshire.
...it killed itself. Crap prices, crap stock, little outside the piled high mainstream rubbish that's being downloaded to interest those that actually want a physical product. That's what killed the last high street record shop chain.
..fighting all the way. In her preprepared retirement speech the Welsh cyclist gave it both barrels and then reloaded to fire off a few more direct hits.
...an early kick-off. As if Andre Villas-Boas being named manager of the month for December wasn't bad enough the first game after the award announcement was a 12:45 Saturday kick-off against 'Arry's QPR.
...Toxic curse. One post about Robert Griffin III last week and that's what happens to him on his very next outing. As the Redskins crash out of the playoffs 24-14 to the Seattle Seahawks.
...watching, does AVB get the blame? Spurs avoided an upset by overcoming Coventry City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup with a bit of ease.
...Jake. It's funny reading the media take on 'Arry Redknapp's declaration of his love for Jake Livermore. It's all talk about the amount of games Livermore played last season under Redknapp, while he's been frozen out and left to rot under the evil Andre Villas-Boas.
...Spurs. Will 2013 please carry on like this, a 3-1 victory over Reading. Well results wise, without those first few minutes and without Howard Webb of course.
...from the NFC East Champions. If the Washington Redskins hadn't traded for Donovan McNabb they wouldn't have traded away Donovan McNabb so would they have Alfred Morris?
...to this. And we were right. Spurs fans didn't like it when he was doing it, diving that is, or going down theatrically, it's earned him a reputation that referees are too witless to see past.
...gone. Yesterday former Yankee Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, aged 38, after a decade long career in the States which followed a decade playing in his native Japan.
...disgrace. In the first half of Spurs' away game at Aston Villa they were too busy amassing corners and throw ins in the second they recklessly abandoned the goal for the record number of corners for actual goals.
...City. Don't know what's worse what Stoke call football or the joy they take in killing the game. Points for points sake, no enjoyment, glory in destruction, you wonder what Danny Blanchflower would have made of it all.